EP 156: Dean Hadjichristou – Recording Metalcore Music

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Dean Hadjichristou has been making records for over 20 years and has worked on some world class projects including Parkway Drive / Obey the Brave / Protest the Hero / Auras / Intervals / Four Year Strong etc. and has worked on material for clients across the globe.


  • Building your career: To do it on your own or take the “traditional” path
  • The toxic hazing culture of studio internships
  • Recording heavy vocals
  • Compressing vocals
  • When to drive your preamps
  • Using dynamic EQ on guitars and vocals
  • Creating space for each instrument to shine
  • How working with amp sims can be more creative
  • Adding character to stale sounding tracks
  • How to balance the low end of your guitars and bass
  • Becoming obsessive with plugins
  • Using Kempers vs real amps
  • Using IRs for guitar cabinets
  • A free Kemper-like plugin for profiling guitars
  • Editing: When to edit 100% to the grid
  • What order should you edit your instruments

Notable gear mentioned:

U47 – https://sweetwater.sjv.io/rQ25yv

UA 1176 – https://sweetwater.sjv.io/AWE4MR

Great River Preamps – https://sweetwater.sjv.io/4PW4j1

ToneX – https://sweetwater.sjv.io/75bAAY

Kemper – https://sweetwater.sjv.io/QyKqqa

To learn more about Dean Hadjichristou, visit: http://www.allbuttonsin.com/

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